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Women accused in Applebee’s attack granted bond

A judge has granted bond to two women charged in connection with the recent beating and stabbing of a waitress at a Henry County Applebee’s.

Lasondra Boyd, 38, and Keterah Boyd, 30, were arrested Friday in Wilkinson County near Macon after McDonough police identified the women in a lookout, McDonough police Maj. Kyle Helgerson told AJC.com on Monday. 

Keterah Boyd, left, and Lasondra Boyd (Henry County Sheriff's Office)

“Deputies received a tip of their whereabouts, and they were apprehended at a party down there,” he said.

The women were booked into the Henry County Jail Friday night and granted $35,000 bond Monday morning, officials said.

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Two of their relatives, Lakisha and Demetrius Boyd, are still at large. All four women — three sisters and a cousin — face charges of aggravated assault and robbery in the July 10 attack on a waitress at the Industrial Boulevard location in McDonough.

The waitress was beaten and stabbed with a steak knife after she accidentally brushed against one woman’s leg, according to police. 

The woman was sitting with her leg out in the aisle, Helgerson said. The server, who is in her 20s, apologized after the first accidental contact and left to get the table’s food and drinks when the women reportedly complained about slow service.

The second time she brushed against the woman while serving the food, it “infuriated the suspect,” Helgerson said.

“All four of them got out of the table and began to assault the waitress,” he said, one of them grabbing a steak knife.

Fellow diners stepped in to stop the attack, and the women were seen running from the restaurant.

The waitress required 15 stitches after she was stabbed in her forearm. She was treated at Piedmont Henry Hospital and returned to work the next day, according to a statement from Applebee’s.

The women allegedly took her tip money before they skipped out on a $62.57 bill. 

The Boyds were identified after McDonough police posted surveillance images from the restaurant’s parking lot to Facebook. The initial post was shared 3,500 times. 

A preliminary hearing for Lasondra and Keterah Boyd has been scheduled for Aug. 20. They also face misdemeanor charges of battery, criminal damage to property and theft of service.

Police are still asking for the public’s help to locate Lakisha and Demetrius Boyd. Anyone with information should call 911 or the McDonough Police Department 770-957-1218.

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